ISPs were asked to block access to popular video sharing websites such as Vimeo and DailyMotion as well as major torrent search services including The Piratebay and isoHunt apparantly following a court order obtained by Copyright Labs, a Chennai-based online anti piracy service provider.
This is based on a ‘John Doe’ order from the Madras High Court obtained by a film industry outfit in Chennai seeking protection against copyright violations of the Tamil film ‘3’. The film, somewhat ironically, came to national attention with its internet viral hit ‘Why This Kolaveri Di’.
Harish ram of the Chenai-based Copyright Labs who brought this case to court, said the list was drawn up to target “specific links and url on these sites had breked copyright, not entire websites.”
The court order names all 15 India’s most leading ISPs but does not mention the websites.
Hackers protest torrent ban
As the government said in the Rajya Sabha it would build accord on rules for controlling internet content, an international hacking group reportedly flouted the websites of the ruling Congress and the Supreme Court of India,websites was defaced by unidentified hackers.Both the congress and SC admitted their sites were down for fewdays but they denied the sites were hacked.Anonymous Central launched operation India with a tweet “Namaste #India, your time has come to tresh the current government and install a new one.Good luck.”
List of torrent sites that will be blocked
Video Sharing sites
How to Access Blocked sites on Airtel/Reliance
By implementing https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) in place of the usual http, you can access most of the popular torrent sites like thepiratebay, isohunt, torrentz, kickasstorrrent and clean site like Xmarks. We’ve tried this trick on Airtel ISP and it’s working perfectly as on May 17th, 1:15 PM (IST). Links below: